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The Brothers Karamazov

A Novel in Four Parts With Epilogue

Fyodor Dostoevsky; Translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

North Point Press

The award-winning translation of Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel.

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  PART IBOOK I: A NICE LITTLE FAMILYChapter 1Fyodor Pavlovich KaramazovAlexei Fyodorovich Karamazov was the third son of a landowner from our district, Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov, well known in his own day (and still remembered among us) because of his dark and tragic death, which happened exactly thirteen years ago and which I shall speak of in its proper place. For the moment I will only say of this “landowner” (as we used to call him, though for all his life he hardly ever lived on his estate) that he was a strange type, yet one rather frequently met with, precisely the type
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"[Dostoevsky is] at once the most literary and compulsively readable of novelists we continue to regard as great . . . The Brothers Karamazov stands as the culmination of his art--his last, longest, richest and most capacious book. [This] scrupulous rendition can only be welcomed. It returns to us a work we thought we knew, subtly altered and so made new again."--Donald Fanger, Washington Post Book World

"It may well be that Dostoevsky's [world], with all its resourceful energies of life and language, is only now--and through the medium of this translation--beginning to come home to the English-speaking reader." --John Bayley, The New York Review of Books

"Heartily recommended to any reader who wishes to come as close to Dostoevsky's Russian as it is possible."--Joseph Frank, Princeton University

"Far and away the best translation of Dostoevsky into English that I have seen . . . faithful . . . extremely readable . . . gripping."--Sidney Monas, University of Texas

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  • Fyodor Dostoevsky; Translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

  • Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky were awarded the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Translation Prize for The Brothers Karamazov and have also translated Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Notes from Underground, Demons, and The Idiot.
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The Brothers Karamazov

A Novel in Four Parts With Epilogue

Fyodor Dostoevsky; Translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

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